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Stained Glass Windows of St. Columba Episcopal Church

 
 
Stained Glass Windows of St. Columba Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 16, 2015
1. Stained Glass Windows of St. Columba Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription. Established in 1955, St. Columba Episcopal Church has occupied this building since 1960. Between 1977 and 1982, nineteen dalle de verre, or faceted stained glass windows, were installed in the church. This technique uses thick pieces of colored glass bound together with a cement or epoxy mixture. French artist Auguste Labouret is credited with creating the first dalle de verre windows in the 1930s. One of his first panels, “The Magi,” was displayed at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Studios in the United States began manufacturing dalle de verre windows in the 1940s, and faceted glass became popular afterwards. Like medieval stained glass, dalle de verre windows produce stunning visual effects. However, their technique precludes the creation of detailed and realistic images. Instead, faceted glass lends itself to bold, more abstract treatments. St. Columba’s stained glass windows offer a symbolic and impressionistic portrayal of the Seven Days of Creation and the life of Christ. The church’s St. Columba window pictures the Irish missionary St. Columba, while the Loch Ness Monster window depicts the beast that, according to legend, St. Columba prevented from devouring a swimmer.
 
Erected 2011 by St. Columba Episcopal Church and the Florida Department of State.
Stained Glass Windows of St. Columba Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 16, 2015
2. Stained Glass Windows of St. Columba Episcopal Church Marker
(Marker Number F-721.)
 
Location. 24° 43.018′ N, 81° 4.708′ W. Marker is in Marathon, Florida, in Monroe County. Marker is on 52nd Street Gulf 0.1 miles north of Overseas Highway (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 451 52nd Street Gulf, Marathon FL 33050, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Seven-Mile Historic Bridge (approx. 3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Our history - St. Columba Episcopal Church in Marathon, Florida. (Submitted on May 16, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.)
2. St. Columba - Catholic Online. (Submitted on May 16, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicChurches, Etc.
 
Stained Glass Windows image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 16, 2015
3. Stained Glass Windows
Window over entrance image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 16, 2015
4. Window over entrance
Separation of light from dark image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 16, 2015
5. Separation of light from dark
Creation of Earth image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 16, 2015
6. Creation of Earth
Creation of Eve, Adam, and Animals image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 16, 2015
7. Creation of Eve, Adam, and Animals
Creation of Sabbath and Day of Rest image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 16, 2015
8. Creation of Sabbath and Day of Rest
Prophesy of Isaiah image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 16, 2015
9. Prophesy of Isaiah
Fisher of Men image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 16, 2015
10. Fisher of Men
Legend of St. Columba and the Loch Ness Monster image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 16, 2015
11. Legend of St. Columba and the Loch Ness Monster
St. Columba image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 16, 2015
12. St. Columba
St. Columba Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 16, 2015
13. St. Columba Episcopal Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on May 16, 2015, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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